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EXHIBIT – “Forward Movement”
December 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 3, 2021
The Paul R. Jones Museum is proud to present the exhibition, Forward Movement: Selections from the Collection of Johnny and Allison Howze, from October 1 to December 3, 2021. There will be a closing reception on First Friday, December 3, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Face coverings are required in the gallery.
Forward Movement brings a selection of works from the collection of Johnny and Allison Howze to Tuscaloosa, showcasing modern and contemporary works that both beautify their home and illuminate their interest in artists addressing social justice issues. The selections that make up the exhibition include abstract and figurative works, paintings, collages and sculptures. Many of these works draw heavily on themes of protest and progress, featuring scenes rooted in both the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the current Black Lives Matter movement. Other selections are more abstract, using shape, color and composition to convey movement and emotion.
“A longtime friend of the Paul R. Jones Museum, and an alumnus of The University of Alabama, Johnny Howze, along with his wife Allison, has been collecting artwork since 1997,” explained Paul R. Jones Collection Curator Emily Bibb. “The Howzes were inspired in part to begin their collection by the example of Paul R. Jones,” said Bibb. “Like Jones, the Howzes’ collection features artists from their Atlanta community, including Kevin Cole and Larry Walker, as well as nationally and internationally renowned artists like Chakaia Booker and David Driskell. The Jones Museum is pleased to welcome and share these selections from the Collection of Johnny and Allison Howze with our community in Tuscaloosa.”